ERIC Number: ED410421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Guide to Planning, Implementing and Improving Work-based Learning. A Guide for Educators at All Levels.
Highline Community Coll., Des Moines, WA.
This guide, which is intended primarily for school and college personnel interested in initiating or improving work-based learning, examines the development and implementation of work-based education programs in Washington. The following topics are discussed: the rationale for work-based learning (legislative and educational change information, benefits of work-based learning, and selected work-based learning strategies); program planning (issues, the coordinating role of steering committees, and the importance of administrative support and broad-based involvement); program implementation (responsibilities of educational institutions, employers and/or supervisors, students, and parents and guardians; considerations in developing learning sites, connecting students with experiences, and reinforcing learning; and marketing and evaluation; and legal issues (wage, hour, and child labor laws; the Americans with Disabilities Act; concerns regarding privacy, medical issues, sexual harassment, and liability). Appendixes constituting approximately 60% of the guide contain the following: Washington's definition of work-based learning; national career development guidelines; highlights and summaries of state and federal legislation related to work-based learning; information about skill standards; sample forms, documents, surveys, and letters; policies and information related to credit; workplace characteristics and skills identified by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills; information related to developing learning objectives; educational taxonomies; and sample policy related to liability issues. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Development, Child Labor, Classification, Compliance (Legal), Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Employment Qualifications, Federal Legislation, International Programs, Job Placement, Labor Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Role, Seminars, Sexual Harassment, Staff Development, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Student Employment, Student Evaluation, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Highline Community Coll., Des Moines, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington